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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 Original edition (August 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446178098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446178099
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Back in the hood but movin' on up, Tasha and Trae Macklin have reformed somewhat but are still in urban grit mode. In Clark's latest street lit, her fourth novel in the Thug series, the couple's moved to L.A. although Trae briefly returns to the East Coast for some revenge killing after his cousin Shaheem's murdered. Three years later, Tasha has three children and it's all good except Trace opens up a flashy nightspot, Club New York. To do this, he makes a connection with Charles Li, a Chinese mobster, and his dangerous daughter, Charli. Then Sabeerah, a devious young witness to Trae's New Jersey crime, moves to L.A. and tries to blackmail Trae. In another plot line Det. Rick Bryant, the couple's neighbor, gets involved with Kyra, Tasha's old friend, whose hubby, Marvin, is using drugs. Clark, who started her writing career while incarcerated, depicts Tasha's travails and Kyra's problems with a brutally honest squint, but it's hard to care about extra thuggy Trae. (Aug.)
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About the Author

Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.

Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.

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Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to start writing fiction while incarcerated at a women's federal camp in Lexington, KY. Her style is street, raw, and she has an imagination that's in overdrive. When you read her novels they are so real you are convinced of one of three things: that you are inside the book, you know the characters, or you just have to meet them. Her novels include New York Times and Essence Magazine Bestsellers:Thugs And The Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Thug Matrimony, Thug Lovin', Justify My Thug, Payback is A Mutha, Payback With Ya Life, Sleeping With the Enemy and What's Really Hood.
Wahida now owns and operates the most popular and fastest growing urban independent publishing house in the industry: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing (www.wclarkpublishing.com) in East Orange, New Jersey.

Customer Reviews

This book was good from beginning to End!
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I can't wait for the next Thug book, Thug fan for life!!!
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Good job Wahida Clark, keep the books coming.....
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Indigo on August 4, 2009
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First, let me say that I have been a "die hard" Wahida fan. I have read all of her books. However, "this &*#@) RIGHT HERE " was unbelievable (and not in a good way)! We fell in love with Trae, Tasha, Kaylin, Angel and the rest of the crew in books 1 - 3. Those characters are not recognizable in Thug Lovin' (book 4). I feel as though I have been lied to. At the end of Thug Lovin, I hated Trae, was disappointed in Tasha, disgusted by Marvin and saddened by Kyra. I can appreciate the need to "mix it up". But, this was a GRIMY tale. Trae's behavior was inconceivable. The fact that he cheated on Tasha was the LEAST of his foul behavior. What he did to Tasha at the end of the book is what we tell our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, etc to NEVER accept. It was inconceivable, unnecessary and not consistent with Trae's character. Why take such a loved character and have him beat his wife to the point where he doesn't know how she got on the floor? Are you kidding me? What is that and what was the point of reducing him (them) to that level? Don't devoted readers of the series deserve better than that? How is that possibly 5 stars? Furthermore, the Tasha that we know would NEVER accept that behavior from him. The real shame is that there are so few TRUE showcases of Black Love. The magic of books 1-3 is the message that our powerful connections do exist (contrary to what the media would say) and that they are to be celebrated. What Trae did to Tasha at the end of the book cheapened him and the story told about him and Tasha in books 2 and 3. It went far beyond "shock value". How can he possibly be redeemed? What's next? Does Kaylin shoot Angel? Is Faheem a cross-dresser? Does Jaz develop a crack addiction? We waited a year for THIS? I feel cheated.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Christine Dickson on August 7, 2009
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I was very disappointed in this book. Out of all the couples Tasha and Trae were my favorite. I could not wait for this book to come out to see what drama was going to unfold, however after reading it I found myself wishing I never bought the book. To take a couple and destroy their love and respect for each other as Wahilda has done was just plain wrong. I do not know if I will purchase the next book in this series, this one was such a let down for me.

Christine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jasmine on August 11, 2009
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Ugh..where do I begin? I absolutely LOVE 'Thug Lovin'!! Alot of the other reviews talk about how Trae's character changed but I personally believe Tasha changed the most! I absolutely loved her in Every Thug Needs A Lady & Thug Matrimony but In Thug Lovin Tasha seemed like a classless whore who was too distracted by having sex then fixing her martial problems. As many bad decisions as Trae made I still loved his character..he almost lost me for a minute b/c the whole domestic abuse thing it was a bit excessive and unexpected. I wish Angel & Kaylin had a bigger role in this book. Maybe some of the mistakes between Trae & Tasha wouldn't have been made if they had Kay & Angel to talk them down. There were alot of ups and downs in this book but overrall I loved it!! Im impatiently waiting for the next installment. Hopefully Tasha isn't pregnant & if so hopefully its not by her new lover! I dont know maybe its the hopeless romantic in me but I want Trae & Tasha to work!!! Keep up the good work Ms Clark!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shannon F. on August 11, 2009
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I just want to say that part 4 was a blast, the twist and turns it took was just not expected. i really enjoyed this book and highly recommend this book to anyone...but first you must get parts 1,2, and 3...so u can get familiar with the charaters. The ending of the book made me feel like I was standing right in that room with them. I read this book in 7 hrs, i could not put it down......it had me yelling, and throwing pillows....lol....please Wahida dont make us wait long for part 5.....Kudos gurl you did it again!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ~Minah~ on August 5, 2009
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Never in a Million years would I have ever thought any of this would happen...

Wahida has really suprised us with this one. KUDOS!!!!!

You may think, you know what's going to happen, but you will surely end up perplexed, literally....

Thug Lovin' will leave you with so many mixed emotions and feelings.

NONETHELESS!!!! 10 stars all day. It's not a good book until it gets an reaction out of you Thug Lovin does.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tazzyt2bossye VINE VOICE on August 20, 2009
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Trae and Tasha are still laying it down in the bedroom, the hallway, the doorway, the club, wherever he wants it, she's got it for him. Pleasing her man is no obstacle for Trae's Tash. Three babies, a coastal move, now free of the game, this power couple is preparing to open Club New York and partner with Marvin and Tasha's cousin, new to the set, Stephon. Club New York awakens some inner demons, and darker sides of our favorite characters and their relationships. Kaylin's older brother, Kyron, has just been released from prison and proves to be an interesting mixture to the equation. Attorney Charli Baltimore, daughter of Don Charlie Baltimore has more than legal business on her mind as she openly embarks on getting a taste of a true thug. Undercover police Rick infiltrates the clique and adds a hint of suspense to this eventful read as well.

Thug Lovin' is a spectacular story with mind altering dramatic scenes that hypnotize the readers with the visualistic plots. Wahida Clark has mos def penned a sensational novel that is destined to be a classic tale. Character development is exemplary, I found myself so caught up in this storyline that I had to put it down for a minute to catch my breath, the emotions are so visibly tangible. Although, I must admit the changes in our beloved characters prove to be challenging, but the delivery is exemplary. I received a galley in which my ending varied from the rest and I was speechless. Awesome, amazing, magnificent, extraordinary, are adjectives that come to MY mind when I think of Thug Lovin'. In being a Thug-Thug fan since 2005, I can truly say that I see an enormous amount of growth in this author while she still remains true to her thuggish addiction that thrills the reader.
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